Get Active

Get Active Any way, Anywhere, Anytime! Have fun and enjoy being physically active while participating in low barrier activities suitable for all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels
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Virtual Offerings

Being active from home made easier with our virtual activity options designed to keep you excited about physical activity year round!

Start-up Workout Program

Workout & Yoga Videos

Movement Breaks

Learn to Run Program

Random Acts of Exercise

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In Person in Kelowna

Check out the local in-person options available in Kelowna! Covid protocols are in place to ensure a fun, safe environment for all.

Events

Summer Activities

Open Gym

UBCycles

Hangar Fitness Centre

R100 Fitness Challenge

Struggling to fit movement into your day? Need exercise ideas? Want help getting started? Recreation is here for you! Speak with a student peer about how to get started, keep going or spice up your exercise routine.

Online coaching sessions will be 30 minutes set in a time that fits into your day. Coaching sessions help to break down barriers, set goals and suggest ways to fit activity into your schedule. Sessions are free and open to all of our UBC community.

Email crystal.westgate@ubc.ca for more information.

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This program is designed to increase the level of and adherence to physical activity to improve students mental and physical health. During the 8-week program, participants will attend group education and exercise sessions that will set them up for exercise success for the long term.

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Why Get Active

Regular movement and physical activity contributes to our overall wellbeing. Regular physical activity boosts your physical health, your mental and emotional health and your social health.

Benefits of physical activity:

  • Reduces sensitivity to stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improves learning and mental performance
  • Fosters self-acceptance
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves social wellbeing
  • Helps to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Positive way to spend time with friends and family
  • Great way to have fun!

How to Get Active

How to integrate activity into your day

Choose activities you enjoy

Try different activities until you find the one that is right for you.

Schedule your exercise

Treat it like an appointment and write it down in your calendar.

Make it social

Making plans with a friend can keep you more accountable.

Use Active Transportation

Walk, bike or run instead of using transit or a car.

Join a team

Check out Intramurals or events for a great way to make friends.

Set realistic goals

Consider how active you are and set yourself up for success.

Barriers to fitness and solutions

No time

Identify a few 30 minute time slots in your calendar and book them off for physical activity. Or, try implementing exercise snacks into your day. Learn more.

No one to go with

Develop new friendships with physically active people. Join a club!

So tired after school/work

Schedule physical activity when you feel most energetic.

Too much on the To-Do list

Plan ahead – make an appointment on the calendar and keep the appointment with yourself.

Don’t know how to exercise

Try this start-up workout program to familiarize yourself with fundamental exercises, proper form, and gym equipment.